Largest outbreak of Marburg virus
to date--374 cases, 329 fatal.
It's incredible that they are able to show that the [vaccinated] monkeys stayed healthy after such a high dose" of Marburg virus
, says Luciana Borio, an infectious-disease physician at the Baltimore, Md.
The Marburg virus
was first identified in Marburg, Germany, in 1967.
Developing a treatment for the highly lethal Marburg virus
infection is ground-breaking," said David E.
Short communication: a cluster of Marburg virus
disease involving an infant.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) evaluating the company's NEUGENE([R]) PLUS therapeutic antisense compounds in the treatment of nonhuman primates (NHP) exposed to Ebola virus or Marburg virus
Though Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers are fortunately rare diseases, "even small outbreaks of Ebola or Marburg virus
can cause fear and panic," said co-senior author Kartik Chandran, Ph.
To determine reservoir hosts for Marburg virus
(MARV), we examined the fauna of a mine in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) for the development of therapeutic drugs targeting Ebola virus infections, Marburg virus
infections and exposure to Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) and Ricin toxins.
We expect this study will result in specific, cost-effective and easy to use tests for Ebola and Marburg virus
detection," said Jon Geske, Ph.
The term "viral hemorrhagic fever" characterizes a severe multisystem syndrome associated with fever, shock, and bleeding diathesis caused by infection with any of several RNA viruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus
(MARV) (family Filoviridae); Lassa virus (LASV) and the South American hemorrhagic fever viruses Guanarito virus, Junin virus, Machupo virus, and Sabifi virus (Arenaviridae); Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), and hantaviruses (Bunyaviridae); and Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV), Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus, yellow fever virus (YFV), and dengue viruses (Flaviviridae) (1,2).
Encouraging Results Also Shown Against Marburg Virus